Prior to taking the Oath of Office, each newly elected official in a third class city, borough, or first class township, must present a signed affidavit to the city clerk, secretary, or manager attesting to continuous residency for one year preceding the individual’s election. This affidavit is a qualification for office.
Please see the following sections of the codes:
Section 11001 of the Third Class City Code
Section 501 of the First Class Township Code
Sections 801 and 901 of the Borough Code
Each municipality should reach out to its newly elected officials and provide notice of this requirement well in advance of January’s swearing-in ceremonies. Here is a sample residency affidavit. Your solicitor should approve prior to its use.